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Leo a ghost story

by Barnett, Mac,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Audiobooks J CD BK BAR
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's Audiobooks
Call Number  J CD BK BAR
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual E CDBK FIC BAR
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  E CDBK FIC BAR
You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship-from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award-winning Josephine-is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In an empty house on the edge of a city lives Leo, the ghost of a young boy. He has been alone in the house a long time, and when a family moves in, he's delighted to have company, immediately rushing out to greet them with tea and toast. But not all families appreciate ghosts; when the tray comes floating toward them, they panic and call in the experts to dehaunt their house. Leo, knowing when he's unwelcome, leaves on his own to roam the city and meets a girl named Jane, who can see him. The trouble is, she thinks he's an imaginary friend, and If I tell her I am a ghost, Leo thinks, I will scare her away. Then, one night, a burglar breaks into Jane's house, and it's up to Leo to do what only a ghost and not an imaginary someone can do. The vintage-style cutout illustrations, almost entirely done in shades of blue, convey Leo's ghostliness and work well with the clever design. The first spread, apparently of an empty room, introduces our hero: This is Leo. Most people cannot see him. But with a turn of a page, there he is (But you can), reading happily, sketched transparently as a simple line drawing. Despite the blue tones and Leo's initial loneliness, this is a tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination. And it is sure to warm hearts.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As a ghost, Leo may be invisible and intangible, but he can still feel bruised. When a family moves into the empty home he occupies, they aren't exactly pleased to see the floating tray of tea and toast he has prepared for them. "This house is haunted!" cries the father as the family cowers in the bathtub. "I hate tea!" says his son. "And I hate ghosts!" In one of several funny-sad moments, Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) shows Leo floating above the family, hands clasped to his mouth in shock at their reaction. Leaving the house, Leo explores the unfamiliar city and befriends a girl named Jane, who mistakes him for an imaginary friend. Robinson's blue-black palette reflects the somewhat somber mood; along with the somewhat retro look of the art, Leo's formal attire suggests he's been a ghost for some time. Barnett (The Skunk) concludes on a high note, though, as Leo foils a robbery with help from a classic ghost accessory-the white bed sheet. It's a warm and wise story about acceptance trumping difference-including that between life and death. Ages 3-5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Recorded Books new reader.
Subjects Ghost stories.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Juvenile works.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ross, Jonathan Todd, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross.
Audience 3 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
"The same text is on both tracks. Track 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
Description 1 audio disc (15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501931932
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